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Fontana Lake Cabin-Lake view/access w breathtaking views of Smoky Mtn & pvt dock

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,640 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Cabin with view/access to Fontana Lake

Lazy Elk Cabin overlooks Fontana Lake with breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains and the lake. It is water view/water access but is not waterfront. It is located in a quiet, remote, scenic, and peaceful vacation escape destination in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina with water/dock access to take advantage of the lake/water activities, and fishing.

The cabin is located at the end of a 2 mile hard packed dirt/gravel one lane road. Although there is very little traffic on this road, guests are encouraged to drive slow and be prepared to safely pull over or back up slightly in the very rare event of a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.

The private dock on Fontana Lake is accessible by an approx. 7-20 minute walking hike (depending on walking speed) or use the side by side ATV 2/3 of the way with a signed ATV rental agreement and ATV security deposit. The road/trail to the dock is rough/uneven/steep in parts with 85 steep steps close to the dock itself and could be challenging for children and persons with mobility limitations.

The dock is typically floating from the 3rd week of April until the end of September. From October until late April the dock rests on the shore bank. Guests can still access the water by stepping off the 60' walkway and walking down the shore bank to the water. Fontana Lake is over 200 feet deep in areas so there is always a lot of water in this 30 mile long lake.

Very close to whitewater rafting at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, world class mountain biking at Tsali recreation center, fishing, hiking/exploring the Great Smoky mountain national park, and touring the scenic roadways like the Tail of the Dragon (hwy 28).

The cabin is 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with stainless steel kitchen appliances, Italian granite countetops, island seating for 4, slate tiled floor, with kitchen appliances including a regular coffee maker, Keurig coffee maker, toaster, crockpot, and blender. The kitchen has cookware and dinnerware for groups up to 10 and is stocked with limited paper products/laundry supplies. The cabin has Wi-Fi, house phone with local and unlimited long distance in the US, and (4) LCD TV's with Direct TV. The cabin has central heat/air and also has fans in each bedroom and the living room. The living room has couch seating for 6 and has a instant start propane fireplace with rustic mantle. The living room has a 50' LCD TV with Direct TV package, blue ray player/Wii/games/movie library, 8' regulation size pool table with convertible ping pong/air hockey which converts to a dining table. The master bedroom on the main level has a king bed, 42' LCD TV with blue ray player, and a private bathroom with slate tiled floor and large 3' x 5' slate tiled shower and granite vanity. The 2nd bedroom upstairs with a small private balcony has a queen bed and a futon and has a 32' LCD with blue ray player. The 3rd bedroom has a double bed and bunk bed with 32' LCD and blue ray player. The upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a slate tiled shower. Outside: Large covered patio with charcoal grill (charcoal/fluid/matches not provided), picnic table, 4 rockers with "Cracker Barrel" inspired checkers table, and 2 fans with lights. There is an open area below the deck overlooking the lake with a hot tub and an area with a fire pit and seating for 10.

There is a 20' 2012 Sun Tracker/60 HP pontoon boat for $800/week or $250/day and 3 person Sea Doo jet ski for $500/week or $250/day. The pontoon boat and jet ski are not available to rent if the dock is not floating.

* Fontana Lake water levels vary throughout the year. The lake is slowly drawn down after labor day and is dropped approx 50 linear feet during the winter months (lake depth over 200 feet in areas) and typically starts rising in March . Guests can still access the water by stepping off the 60' dock walkway and and walking down the shore bank to the water. The shore bank is typically dry (unless rain) with shale/rocks.

More Details

Gaylene de Weijer
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Robbinsville in Stecoah

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Bring pet beds & sheets & cover furniture, bedding, beds if pets not compliant with staying off above mentioned. Documents required for service pets
  • Guests must contact cleaning crew within 24 hrs of check-in w any cleaning issues w cabin and or hot tub and allow 24 hours after notice to correct
  • If guests do not agree with rental agreement please do not book this property. I will be happy to cancel and refund based on cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Polaris side by side ATV available to transport guests 2/3 of the way to dock. The ATV is only to be used for this purpose.


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(55 traveller reviews)

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Fontana Lake Cabin-Lake view/access w breathtaking views of Smoky Mtn & pvt dock
average rating of 4.6545453 based on 55 reviews

Amazing 7 day vacation. Awesome location and amenities, and great customer service.

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at the Lazy Elk Cabin for seven days for our 5 year anniversary with our close friends and their 3 year old. We were blown away by the cabin and our experience. Booking the trip was easy and convenient. The property owner Gaylene was a pleasure to deal with, and had excellent response time throughout our communications. Upon arrival, the cabin was very neat and clean, and the views were breathtaking. Whether you're just sitting on the back porch in a rocking chair, in the hot tub or around the fire pit in the back yard, or hiking around the area, the scenery was amazing. Such a peaceful, beautiful area, and with no close neighbors it made for a perfect escape. The amenities were fantastic. We enjoyed the hot tub every day or night, which was unreal at night because of how many stars, shooting stars and satellites you can see from there being no light pollution. The pool table was great, we played every day. The cabin is very comfortable, with a great fire place arrangement, living room are and very well stocked kitchen. We had all the cooking supplies we needed to cook at home every day. We were very impressed by the property manager Revonda. She was incredibly gracious and accommodating, and was always immediately available. One night when we had an issue with a broken pool stick tip, and she was there within an hour with a bag full of brand new pool stick supplies and took care of the issue. She showed sincere concern about making our stay at the cabin as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. The rooms were great, beds were comfortable, and very nice bathroom. Also, the washer/dryer machines were nice large units and worked great. My wife and I stayed in a room upstairs, which has an outdoor balcony with 4 chairs and a little table. This was a super cool area to sit at night and enjoy and beautiful night sky. The fire pit area outside in the backyard was also a highlight. It was a nice large fire pit with more than plenty of seating, with chairs or bench seating available. The firewood is neatly organized out on the front porch, and Revonda made getting more firewood very quick and easy. We will definitely be returning next year, and I highly, highly recommend the Lazy Elk Cabin to anyone looking into it!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we all had at Lazy Elk cabin!

The cabin was perfect for a week long stay and had all the necessities and more. It was clean, well stocked for a week of cooking and very comfortable upon arrival. Gaylene even had a nice treat waiting for us upon arrival!

We also really enjoyed all of the amenities on the property. The hot tub and fire pit were used nightly and I cannot say enough about the pristine views of the lake and national forest from the windows when you wake up.

But, what really stood out was how Gaylene went above and beyond for us when we had a last minute request. She replied promptly and made it happen! Now that is a good host!!

I highly recommend taking time out from the hustle and bustle of life and booking a stay at Lazy Elk cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somerville, MA

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a friends weekend at the cabin with three couples. The cabin was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked for cooking (we cooked all of our meals). The hot tub was perfect, clean and hot upon arrival. We came in the off season, so the lake was low, but we still had a nice time hanging out down by it. We also enjoyed all of the games provided. The host left us some local honey and croissants, which was a very nice touch. Hope to return! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review which reflects that the new local property management team focus on total satisfaction with cabin cleanliness inside and out is very visible and appreciated. As mentioned in an earlier response, all cookware is brand new stainless steel and this guest group, who cooked all their meals at the cabin, had no requests for any additional cookware/dinnerware/cutlery/kitchen items/ect that was not already supplied.
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Absolutely stunning views!! Clean, nice bedrooms!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 adults stayed October 25-29, 2017. We enjoyed every moment spent at the cabin!! It definitely has the cozy mountain feel we were looking for!!! The view of the lake in the mornings was just breathtaking!!!!! Everything inside was clean and nicely stocked. The only thing we found that we needed was a couple more pots/pans and the owner Gaylene had her management team bring us new cookware within an hour or two!!! Very nice and accommodating!

Thank you again for a wonderful stay!!!!! We would love to go back to Lazy Elk Cabin one day!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cabin has just been supplied with an entire new set of stainless steel cookware along with new bakeware, new Keurig coffee maker, and new wine glasses. The kitchen has a blender, regular coffee maker, and crockpot, along with dinnerware, cutlery, and glasses for groups of 10 people. All bed comforters are washed for each guest group along with all linens. The pillows, sheets, and comforters are all new and the property management team will replace any bedding/linen/pillow that is in any way stained or blemished . The new local property management team is extremely focused on a super clean cabin inside and out and will address any guests request in a professional, hospitable, and timely manner as these guests have experienced. The cabin, decks, doors, and retaining walls are in the process of being re-stained and painted to create a fresh, inviting, well maintained feel for guests comfort enjoyment. If there are any guests requests for any additional kitchen supplies, they will be gladly provided.
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Spectacular views and beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Great times at the lazy elk! Peaceful and quiet with unbelievable views. One thing I'd recommend is more signage when getting to the cabin. Can be scary at night driving the dirt road with no GPS signal. Overall a fantastic experience and give it two thumbs up! 👍 👍

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay! Since the 2 mile road coming into the cabin is on National Forest Service property, I am not allowed to post signs. The welcome letter has detailed directions and there are signs at the beginning of the road before National Forest Service property stating Lazy Elk Cabin 2 miles ahead and after going through the gates to turn left, Lazy Elk Cabin 300 yards ahead, and then welcome to Lazy Elk Cabin.
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Remote with awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we were looking for! So remote with a view to die for! Spent most of time on rear deck looking at those mountains watching the cloud shadows come across, who needs television! Would very much love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £179.35

The $250 security deposit will be refunded after the cleaning crew confirms the cabin is not damaged, that the $150 cleaning fee is left at check out, and that the $100 pet fee is left at check out if pets are brought.
A cleaning fee of $150 is due at checkout. If pets are brought, there is a $100 pet fee due at check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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